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Appeals court upholds Mercer murder sentence

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected]yourdailyglobe.com MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has upheld the sentences of one of the men convicted of killing a Lac du Flambeau man in Iron County two-and-a-half years ago. Following a six-day trial i...

 
 News    July 11, 2020 

Wakefield postmaster honored

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD - Wakefield postmaster Drew Tikkanen has been named the "2019 Engagement Leader of the Year," for the Greater Michigan District of the U.S. Postal...

 
 News    July 11, 2020 

Retirement fund still a priority for county

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] BESSEMER — A legislative attempt to reimburse Gogebic County’s ballooning liability with a retirement fund is still a priority, according to reports at the Gogebic County Commission meeting...

 

Drive thru COVID testing offered in Wakefield

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] WAKEFIELD — The Michigan State Police Wakefield Post will be the site of a COVID-19 testing station on Thursday. The testing will be provided through a coordinated effort of the Upper Great Lakes Family He...

 

Campground nears completion

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - There's a light at the end of the tunnel for the rebuilding of Saxon Harbor, following its destruction in the July 2016 storm, as work on t...

 

Ironwood Township hears good news in audit report

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The Ironwood Township Board of Trustees heard good news recently as the township’s auditor said there were zero deficiencies or findings in the township’s 2019 audit. This...

 

Michigan unemployment claim system under fire

By P.J. GLISSON [email protected] WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — An aide for Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock, visited the Tuesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees and quickly heard complaints regarding delayed processing of...

 

Iron County US 2 project begins

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] SAXON, Wis. - Drivers traveling on U.S. 2 near Saxon may notice some increased construction activity as work began on several culverts Wednesday. The...

 

Human Services Board recommends counsel change in child cases

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The Iron County Human Services Board is recommending the county board pass a resolution changing who will handle certain legal processes involving children in the county. The resolution ...

 

3 new Gogebic COVID cases reported

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — As local health officials report new cases connected to the coronavirus pandemic in Gogebic County, the Bayfield County Health Department is warning people attending a hockey tournament in...

 

Work on new Iron Belle segment continues

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] BESSEMER TOWNSHIP — Work continues on building the next segment of the non-motorized Iron Belle Trail, which will extend the existing trail from Moore...

 

Hurley closes city offices due to COVID-19 increase

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] HURLEY — As of Tuesday, the Hurley City Hall building was again closed to general entry until further notice. The announcement Monday on the social media pages of the Hurley Chamber of Commerce and...

 

Mercer events draw big crowds

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] MERCER, Wis. - With so many Fourth of July events canceled in the area, the Mercer community hosted a large crowd Saturday for its Fourth of July parade...

 

Ontonagon gets first COVID-19 case

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HANCOCK — Ontonagon County has its first case of COVID-19, the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department announced over the weekend. Department officials said they were notified of the positive test...

 

Planning commission to consider light industry zoning

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood Planning Commission on Thursday directed community development staff to move forward with preparing a light industrial zone proposal to accommodate a local expansion....

 

County board stresses importance of census participation

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — Iron County needs more of its residents to complete the census. That seemed to be the consensus at the Iron County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Iron County residents are filling out...

 

Marty's Goldenaires offer 4th of July concert

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] BESSEMER - Marty's Goldenaires Drum and Bugle Corps recorded its Fourth of July concert Wednesday evening at Massie Field in Bessemer. The concert will be...

 

City eases back to regular summer business

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — The city of Ironwood’s office of Community Development is now shifting focus back to long-term projects after concentrating almost exclusively on COVID-19 relief efforts for small...

 

Iron County reports new COVID case

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] HURLEY — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Iron County continues to climb as the Iron County Health Department reported another positive case Tuesday. The post on the department’s Facebook...

 

Ironwood begins graduation ceremonies

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - In the past, graduation in Ironwood has meant families filling the upper level of the John Krznarich Gymnasium and rows of graduates in robes...

 

GCC board votes to increase tuition

By CHARITY SMITH [email protected] IRONWOOD — The Gogebic Community College board voted to increase tuition by 2.4% for local students and 2.5% for out of district/state students on Tuesday, during its first in-person monthly board meeting...

 

Ironwood school changes food distribution plans

By RICHARD JENKINS [email protected] IRONWOOD - Now that the staff and volunteers had a couple weeks of experience with various food distribution events the district offers, the Ironwood...

 

Ontonagon discusses school budgets

By JAN TUCKER [email protected] ONTONAGON — Finances and budgets were heavily on the minds of the Ontonagon Area Board of Education Monday as they conducted both a public hearing on the budget and the annual meeting. The board faced the...

 

Enbridge awards public safety grants locally

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Area law enforcement and fire departments were awarded grants to assist with equipment purchases and training from Enbridge. This first round of the biannual grant has resulted in $7,500 awa...

 

Two new COVID-19 cases reported

By TOM LAVENTURE [email protected] IRONWOOD — Two new area COVID-19 cases were reported over the weekend in Gogebic County and Iron County, Wisconsin. The Western Upper Peninsula Health Department has reported a seventh positive...

 

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